1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Illawarra
  4. Shellharbour
  5. #9177991

Escape778 - Far enough Away/Close enough to get to -Family friendly

House, Shellharbour

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 bathrooms


Escape778 is multi award winning and picturesque self contained accommodation offering guests accommodation that is private and secluded, an environment where our guests immediately feel comfortable and relaxed.

We only take one booking at a time, you can relax in knowing the ample space is yours to enjoy.

Generous breakfast provisions, plus a few special surprises, well stocked pantry, full kitchen with dishwasher, induction cooktop, fan forced oven, all kitchen equipment and quality utensils and serving ware, fresh spring water, outdoor spa with panoramic views, native bird and wildlife, wombats, wallabies, echidas & possums,

Escape778 can accommodate 2 - 9 guests.

Prices are based on the first 7 guests with extra guests charged $85.00 per person per night.

The spacious accommodation is attached to the main house which is occupied by the owners.

Whether you are seeking a relaxing holiday destination, a honeymoon escape, family holiday or special couples weekend away, this is the perfect escape destination.

Hidden in the heart of Calderwood Valley and nestled in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment, lies a little piece of paradise - Escape778.

Escape778 is approx 1.5 hrs from Sydney, approx 20 min from Shellharbour, Kiama or Wollongong and approx 45 mins from the Southern Highlands. Your approach to Escape778 brings you through rich dairy cattle land which is also steeped in history of the long gone timber getters of the late 1800's.

Set on 50 acres, surrounded by lush rainforest with majestic views overlooking Calderwood Valley across to the Pacific Ocean, Escape778 is a sanctuary where you can escape from the everyday, a place to relax and unwind.

Our three room choices are:

Room 1: twin room with ensuite can be made into a King upon request

Room 2: two king singles with ensuite. can be made into a Triple upon request

Room 3: twin room with private bathroom can be made into a King upon request

Soaf Bed available - can sleep 2

The rooms have been designed to allow the seamless flow of outdoor and indoor living allowing you to truly feel like you have escaped from the everyday.


Generous breakfast provisions, including farm fresh eggs from our resident chickens, fresh bread, an assortment of breakfast condiments, plunger coffee, a range of Twining’s teas, local milk, orange juice, pancake mix and maple syrup.

A pantry stocked with an assortment of sauces, condiments, herbs and spices.

Fully equipped kitchen, including a KitchenAid mixer,KitchenAid toaster,KitchenAid kettle, quality glassware, crockery and cutlery.

Self-catering dining packages available on request.

Log fire to cosy up to on cold winter nights.

A picturesque outdoor pergola/entertainment area.

Outdoor fire pit and a 4 burner and wok plate BBQ for outdoor cooking and enjoyment.

Outdoor Spa with majestic views.

Infra-red sauna and in which to relax and unwind.

An internal laundry for longer stays.

Tracks to explore the rainforests and waterfalls

Abundant native wildlife and birdlife.

Feeding our resident farm animals - chickens, goats, sheep, horses

Head to our website for more information or follow us of Facebook for all our latest information.

Relax in comfort

Come and escape from the everyday with your brand of relaxation…

Sit back and relax with a book.

Take a stroll on one of the many property tracks, or simply get comfy and watch the abundance of wildlife - wallabies, wombats, echidnas, kookaburras, king parrots and many more species of bird come to visit.

If you’re more adventurous, take a hike through the rainforest and waterfalls.

End the day with a soak in the spa or revitalize yourself in the infra-red sauna.

Cook dinner in the picturesque pergola or spend the evening relaxing around the outdoor fire pit.

After dinner, take a evening stroll and see our nocturnal neighbours – owls, wallabies, wombats, ringtail possums and if you’re lucky, a bandicoot.

Getting Out and About

For those that like to get out and about, we are centrally based within reach of a variety of local attractions, there’s something to do for everyone. Play a game of golf at the nearby Calderwood Golf Course, visit Minnamurra Rainforest or pop up the mountain and visit the Southern Highlands. For majestic views the Illawarra Fly is well worth a visit.

The beautiful village of Shellharbour is only 20 minutes away, with a great cafes, restaurants, the harbour and swimming pool, and a view from Ocean Beach Hotel which is one of the best views on the coast.

Local markets

The Farm markets are on at Killalea reserve the first Saturday/Sunday off each month 9am - 3pm

To the north you can visit The Australian Motorlife museum or pop over to Wollongong with its pristine beaches. To the South you can visit the Illawarra Light Railway Museum, or HARS The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society to see the Qantas 747 which resides there. Drive a little further and enjoy the towns of Jamberoo and the Jamberoo Action Park, Gerringong and Kiama.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Conditions

• Bookings cancelled within 7 days of the arrival date will be subject to a 100 cancellation fee.

• Cancellations received 7- 14 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a 50 cancellation fee.

• Cancellations received after 14 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a 20 cancellation fee.

Terms and Conditions

Number of guests should not exceed the number stated on your confirmation notice or email.

Parties and functions are prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear repairs etc.

Disturbance to our neighbours including excessive noise is prohibited and may result in termination of rental.

Departure – the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Please remove all rubbish and place in bins provided, please load all utensils and dishes into dishwasher and turn on.

Check in is from 3pm, check out is prior to 10am to allow time to prepare the property for the next guests.

Guests of tenants must vacate by 9.30pm.

Pets are not allowed.


From the corner of Marshall Mount & Calderwood roads it is approx 3.4 km's to our mailbox hut. Travel from this point along Calderwood road, it veers right and down over a concrete causeway and up a short tarmac road over a cattle grate to our mailbox hut. Stay to the right of the hut, Travel for 900 metres to the top of the hill,Grey gates on your right at the top of the hill is our neighbour, continue 100 metres up the gravel road to your destination. The road to the accommodation is a private farm road and is made up of tarmac, concrete and gravel. If you are unsure of driving on farm roads, we are only to happy to come down and assist you.


Air conditioning Books Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Sauna Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine


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